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nickh

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Hi folks,

I was wondering what you might recommend as the essential books that a complete beginner on Tenor Sax might need. I have a teacher and some musical background (gypsy jazz guitar/banjo) but i'm learning how too read music as well as learning Tenor Sax. I want too play Jazz.

I'm trying not too make the mistake of buying too many books at the start. So far i have these books (mostly from looking at threads on here)..

O'neill Tenor Sax method
(the main book i'm working from, which i really like)

Creative Saxophone - Kelly Santin
(not dipped into yet)

Technique of the Saxophone vol 1 scale studies
(i intend too start learning scales from this book)

Easy Jazz Conception for Saxophone Jim snidero
(too advanced for now but i play the cd a lot in the car!)

Maiden Voyage - Jamey Abersold
(on order from Amazon, probably too advanced for now but couldn't resist)


Any suggestions gratefully received.

Nick
 
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Pyrografix

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The only books I would add to that list for now are Pete's 'Taming the Sax, Vol 1' and Larry Teal's 'Art of Saxophone Playing' for some lifelong learning!

Enjoy!
 

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I'd just stick to what you have, all good books to see you through the first few years !
 

jimmylh

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I started with the Standard of Excellence books. I bought the versions with a follow along cd included. I found it helpful to hear what I was reading.
 

nickh

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Thanks for the suggestions.. Will check them out.
 

nickh

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a book of scales that has a cd with it that demonstrates how too play them using different jazz articulations/excercises?
 
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Fraser Jarvis

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One thing thats sometimes overlooked is scales, get a copy of ABRSM Scales & Arpeggios for Saxophone, grades 1-8. Learn em inside out, upside down and back to front.
 

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Just wondering if anyone know of a book of scales that has a cd with it that demonstrates how too play them using different jazz articulations/excercises?

This would be a great asset to us fossils (really everyone) that learn at home by our selves.
Pete Thomas when you wrote your books (have all books, cant afford the mouthpieces) I would assume you had to play each to confirm them. Don't suppose you recorded them? A CD to go with both books, with different articulations would be invaluable.
 

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This would be a great asset to us fossils (really everyone) that learn at home by our selves.
Pete Thomas when you wrote your books (have all books, cant afford the mouthpieces) I would assume you had to play each to confirm them. Don't suppose you recorded them? A CD to go with both books, with different articulations would be invaluable.

Sadly no. One day I'll get round to playing the exercises, but I won't be providing a CD (they are so 2009 :) ) but will probably make a customer page on TamingTheSaxophone.

I did one from tamingTheSaxophone III:

http://tamingthesaxophone.com/saxophone-exercises

BTW, to grab my attention in a post, rather than just mentioning me, I will get an alaert if you use the tagging system, just type the @ symbol then the name like this @sport
 

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